ve‘e

ve‘e, (-a, -‘ia).

1. Cleave, divide, part, sunder.

Kua ve‘e ‘aia i te one ē kua rūrū i te ‘ua.
He parted the soil and sowed the seeds;

I te ve‘e‘anga o te rangi, kua kite atu ‘aia i te ‘āngera a te Atua.
When the heavens sundered, he saw the angel of God;

Kua ve‘ea tōna rauru ē kua ‘iria.
Her hair was parted and plaited.

2. n. A cleavage, division.

Kāre i tika meitaki te ve‘e i tō‘ou rauru.
Your parting isn’t quite straight;

Kua riro taua tuatuā ra ‘ei ve‘e i rotopū ia rāua.
Those words came between them.
[Ce. *wese.]

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